§ MR. BOWLES
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he can state the total amount estimated to be spent by the War Office during the current financial year in the purchase of coal; and what would have been the total increase of this charge on the Army Estimates if the contract price of all coal purchased had been raised by 1s. 6d. per ton.
§ MR. HALDANE
The amount of coal estimated for consumption in the United Kingdom, including the ordnance-factories, may approximately be taken at £300,000, and the total increase at 1s. 6d. a ton would have amounted to about £26,000.